Cultures are made to order as agar plates or slants. We do not sell liquid culture at this time.
'Harbor Blue' Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO1: This is a very productive commercial strain of Blue Oyster from Pennsylvania. It produces dense clusters with dark gray/blue caps. It produces best in cooler temperatures but also performs well during the warmer months. Averages 1-2 lbs first flush off of 5 lb supplemented sawdust blocks but will also produce off sterilized straw substrate.
'Popham Oyster' Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO2: Produces highly branched clusters of off-white/tan Oyster mushrooms that yield well in both cold and warm temperatures.
'Snow Oyster' Pleurotus ostreatus NSPO3: Produces very dense clusters that are pure white Oyster mushrooms. This strain performs very well during the coldest months of the year but is not recommended for warm weather production.
'Saffron' Pleurotus citrinopileatus NSPC1: This commercial strain of Golden Oyster produces relatively dense clusters of bright Golden Oysters. Fruits best at warmer temperatures. Showy mushrooms are great for farmers' markets and local accounts but are generally too brittle for long distance transport.
'Rose' Pleurotus djamor NSPD1: This Oyster species produces large flowery clusters of bright Pink Oyster mushrooms. This strain is very fast growing and tolerant of non-sterile cultivation techniques. Fruits best at warmer temperatures and is not recommended for cold season production.
'True Italian Oyster' Pleurotus pulmonarius NSPP1:Dense oyster species that produces wavy, brown-capped mushrooms with a relatively low moisture content. They are a great farmers' market oyster and add nice variety to mixed mushroom boxes.
'Stephen King Trumpet' Pleurotus eryngii NSPE1:Commercial mushroom strain originating from Japan that produces mushrooms with large stems and small tan caps. This strain is more tolerant of warm temperatures but still fruits best in cooler weather.